Certified Phlebotomist Salary

Most Certified Phlebotomists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.40 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the specific company are driving factors as well. For the most part, Certified Phlebotomists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,549 - $40,416
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MEDIAN: $31,062
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$10.90 - $19.12
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$0$40K
Salary $22,549 - $40,416
Bonus $2.64 - $1,479
Profit Sharing $700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,883 - $40,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.90 - $19.12
Hourly Tips $8.00
Overtime $6.70 - $32.50
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $2.64 - $1,479
Profit Sharing $700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,883 - $40,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 647

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Job Description for Certified Phlebotomist

Certified phlebotomists are medical professionals who work in a variety of settings, including blood banks, hospitals, and other medical facilities. Certified phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients for a variety of reasons, such as testing and donations; they may also be responsible for interviewing patients, collecting patients' personal information, checking vital signs, labeling samples, following sample storage procedures, and transporting blood samples to the testing facilities.

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Certified Phlebotomist Tasks

  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.
  • Prepare and process blood tests.

Common Career Paths for Certified Phlebotomist


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While Certified Phlebotomists do not often become Phlebotomy Supervisors, the job pays $43K per year on average. However, becoming a Phlebotomist or Laboratory Assistant is a more frequent transition for Certified Phlebotomists.

Certified Phlebotomist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Phlebotomist


Although salaries only range from $30K to just $45K, LabCorp of America still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $34K.

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $31K) but some workers make up to $49K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Certified Phlebotomist


Survey results suggest that Certified Phlebotomists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Certified phlebotomist, Training, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Phlebotomist

Pay by Experience for a Certified Phlebotomist has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Phlebotomist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Phlebotomist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Certified Phlebotomist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 147 salaries. A Certified Phlebotomist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,323

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Certified Phlebotomists, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Certified Phlebotomists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). In Augusta, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Columbia and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Certified Phlebotomist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Phlebotomist?

Certified Phlebotomist in Shreveport:
Pros: I love my patients and I find happiness in what I do. I love helping people. I love my schedule.
Cons: There is no leadership, no potential growth and no organization. Pay does not meet needs.

Certified Phlebotomist in Acworth:
"I job that makes a difference in the world."
Pros: I love working with giving caring people and knowing that the work I do helps to save lives. It's very rewarding.
Cons: The work hours are very consistent. They vary from early in the am to late in the pm sometimes. There is no consistency. The company supervisors are very negative. They do not motivate the employees to work together and to excel within their jobs.

Certified Phlebotomist in Tallulah:
"Very challenging."
Pros: Helping others.
Cons: Seeing others sick and seeing the children sick and in pain.

Certified Phlebotomist in Cedar Rapids:
Pros: I love my coworkers the great hours that offer some overtime every other weekend of.
Cons: The rate of pay.

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Key Stats for Certified Phlebotomist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Certified Phlebotomist Salaries

Certified phlebotomist
▲9%

Training
▲8%

Pediatrics
▲6%

Geriatrics
▲6%

▲1%

Phlebotomy
▼0%


National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 28%
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